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Torontoe36 06-14-2012 09:47 AM

Rubbing of tires
 
Hi I purchased a BMW 325i 2001, have an issue with rubbing on my rear passenger side. The car is lowered. My current tire configuration is

Front: 225/40/R18
Rear: 255/35/R18

Without changing shocks, or rolling fenders I am thinking of going with this configuration of tires:

Front: 225/40/R18
Rear: 235/35/R18

any comments, suggestions?

Thanks,

Cheers

Big Chin 06-14-2012 09:59 AM

I would just by a 10mm spacer.. but then again depends on how bad the rub is...

Dinanstu 06-15-2012 07:03 AM

You didn't mention the wheels...

What are the wheel diam's and offsets?

T.Dot_E30 06-15-2012 09:04 AM

You need this: http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=151048

Michel 06-15-2012 09:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Big Chin (Post 1570999)
I would just by a 10mm spacer.. but then again depends on how bad the rub is...

Spacers will make the rubbing MUCH worse. Do not do this!
Just get the thinner tires, you should be fine.

Blades 06-15-2012 09:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Big Chin (Post 1570999)
I would just by a 10mm spacer.. but then again depends on how bad the rub is...

what? LOL

Blades 06-15-2012 09:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Torontoe36 (Post 1570994)
Hi I purchased a BMW 325i 2001, have an issue with rubbing on my rear passenger side. The car is lowered. My current tire configuration is

Front: 225/40/R18
Rear: 255/35/R18

Without changing shocks, or rolling fenders I am thinking of going with this configuration of tires:

Front: 225/40/R18
Rear: 235/35/R18

any comments, suggestions?

Thanks,

Cheers

That would be your best bet. I would try to fit anything over 245 on a E46 .. 235 would probably be best.

///M_AMAZIN 06-15-2012 04:48 PM

+1 I have the same issue... Rubbing on the rear right side
I might get them rolled sometime soon as that is my only option since i have 235's with 10mm spacers in the back

crxgsr 06-18-2012 02:49 PM

The 235/35/18 will be smaller than the 225/40/18 in terms of height. I would suggest you just go with 225/40/18 all the way around.

Torontoe36 07-06-2012 01:52 PM

just to close the matter, got new vredestein 225/40 and 235/40 tires and the rubbing doesnt occur anymore there is just enough spacing for when the car drops..

Bullet Ride 07-06-2012 02:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Torontoe36 (Post 1570994)
Hi I purchased a BMW 325i 2001, have an issue with rubbing on my rear passenger side.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ///M_AMAZIN (Post 1571252)
+1 I have the same issue... Rubbing on the rear right side

Just put one of these on your car and the fat chicks will stop asking for rides..

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...ickerfinal.jpg

505hp 12-26-2012 02:11 PM

Can you check and make sure the spring isn't broken on that side?

thomase30 12-26-2012 05:06 PM

Is it springs or coilovers

Torontoe36 12-26-2012 06:54 PM

the spring is chipped on the side now in process of looking for replacements


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